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Level 1, Lesson 9, Reading Assignment , Pages107-124

1. What is MAUI?
To think, to ponder, to fix attention, concentration – Reflection

2. Name the process in the practice in Yoga of Wisdom.
a) Listening to the Wisdom teachings especially under the instruction of a Spiritual Preceptor will increasingly develop an aspirant’s ability to understand the teachings; b) Reflecting on the teachings and incorporating them into one’s daily life will bring greater wisdom from the experience of applying the teachings; c) Meditating on the teachings will change an aspirant’s perception and understanding of the teachings from inside and they will gain a deeper and more expansive consciousness.

3. What are the steps in practicing the Yoga of Action?
a) Learn Ethics and Law of Cause and Effect – Right Action by following the 42 Precepts of Maat and controlling one’s body, speech and thoughts. a) Practice selfless-service to purify one’s mind of subtle impurities. c) Devotion to the Divine – see Maatian actions as offerings to the Divine. d) Meditation – see oneself as one with Maat.

4. How should a spiritual aspirant think about ego based feelings and how does the Action Path affect them as an aspirant transforms through time?
Ego based feelings are not an aspirant’s “true” feelings. The Shedy practice will assist an aspirant in releasing ego based feelings and applying the wisdom they are learning. The more an aspirant practices hekau, meditation, right action and the wisdom teachings their mind will move to these “tools” to help them to traverse the situations the impure mind creates. Over time the Shedy practice will take over and the egoistic feelings will decrease and eventually disappear.

5. If you do not learn the spiritual lesson that the situation is here to teach you, what happens?
You set yourself up for the experience to happen again.

6. By acting and moving like the gods and goddesses one can do what?
One can discover their character, energy and divine agency within one’s consciousness and also become one
with the divine self.

7. Yoga postures began in India. False

8. Many enlightened personalities from time to time indulge in recreational activities.

9. The stagnation of the flow of energy through the body has what effect?
The effect of grounding one’s consciousness to the physical realities rather than allowing the mind and body to operate with lightness and subtlety.